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The Asics 'Ikebana' Pack Boasts a Functional Shoe with Great Design

Recently, it has become evident that sports footwear companies have been striving to combine exceptional performance with a fashion-forward aesthetic and this is exhibited with the Asics 'Ikebana' pack—a dual shoe release that boasts comfort within a Japanese art-inspired silhouette. The footwear bundle consists of the Asics Gel-Lyte V and the Gel-Lyte III. Both sneakers showcase a high-quality leather upper with hits of mesh for breathability. The color palette is predominantly pastel, however, the point of design interest is with the Japanese art-inspired flower patches that are featured on the toe box and the back side panel of the silhouette.

While the Gel-Lyte III is a busier design due to its bolder composition, the Gel-Lyte V is a more minimalist and easy-going silhouette. Nonetheless, both of these Japanese art-inspired runners will bring comfort and stability to the user with a fashion-forward statement.